The history of soccer in the United States has numerous different roots. The modern-day game is often considered to have been brought to the United States through Ellis Island during the 1870s. However, recent research has shown that the modern game entered America in the 1850s through New Orleans when Scottish, Irish, and German immigrants brought the game with them. It was in New Orleans that some of the first organized games that used modern English rules were held.
It began in South Beach however in the early 1970s when a team arrived in Miami from the nation’s capital. The Washington Darts, renamed the Miami Gatos, played their first season in 1973 before being renamed the Miami Toros. You probably have not heard about the Diaspora World Cup in the area and that is about to change with the venue of the Diaspora World Cup. It brings together the world diaspora of over 200 countries in the Miami – West Palm Beach area to build of coalition to committed soccer players and colleges and universities students to solve the world most pressing challenge: Illiteracy. We focus on making The Diaspora World Cup an enjoyable experience during our regular season from spring to summer each year to any other major cities in the United States & Canada.